Mission Statement: AlpenKammerMusik is a festival in the spectacularly beautiful setting of the Austrian Alps that seeks to unite the global musical community through the intimate study of chamber music, with dynamic musical instruction and the opportunity for participants to play together with world-class faculty. This couples with the festival’s humanitarian initiative of inviting a group of talented musicians from socially and economically difficult backgrounds to perform chamber music in a supportive and uplifting cultural environment. ARRIVE: Sunday, July 08, 2018 DEPART: Sunday, July 22, 2018 Applications for AlpenKammerMusik are due by February 15, 2018. Program Information:
- Many of our participants each summer are regular attendees, some having attended since we began ten years ago. We welcome new participants!
- This year, we are offering a one week option from Sunday, July 08, 2018 thru Sunday, July 15, 2018. ….(Note: one-week participants will be limited by the festival’s instrumentation needs, and participants are strongly encouraged to apply for the full two-week festival.)
- AlpenKammerMusik offers a vocal program led by renowned baritone Randall Scarlata. This runs in parallel to the instrumental program, and will include collaboration between instrumentalists and vocalists.
- Each participant will be in 2 or 3 groups that meet every day for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each. At least one of the groups will include a member of our outstanding faculty, and will often have a visiting coach as well.
- Groups without a faculty member will have daily coaching.
- In addition to the intensive rehearsal schedule, AKM presents master classes, lectures, and individual instrumental instruction.
- In free time, we strongly encourage participants to sight-read with their colleagues. Repertoire and scheduling are organized by the participants themselves. The tourism office can offer assistance with any local activities.
- The faculty gives a performance at the end of the first week of the festival.
- Faculty and participant performances take place at various times and locations over the course of the festival.
- Our ideal complement of musicians each summer will resemble this list, subject to variation:8 violins, 4 violas, 6 cellos, 1 double bass, 5 pianists, 2 clarinets, flute, oboe, bassoon, horn, and 4 vocalists.